Amy is a proud Co-founder of BurlingtonGreen, serving as the Executive Director where she advances the organization’s mission through strategic development, systems-thinking and a solution-focus. Leading the team with a passionate ‘we can do this’ commitment, she is honoured to contribute to the collective efforts of the global environmental movement. Amy also serves on the Bay Area Climate Change Council and is a Climate Reality Project Leader.
She has dedicated the past 35 years of her life to environmental education, protection and justice beginning at Trent University where she studied Environmental Science, Geography & Indigenous Studies. This blend of knowledge served her well as she went on to dedicate twenty years of her career to the management of Crawford Lake Conservation Area where she further developed her passion for caring for the earth at a deep personal and professional level.
Amy went on to champion a 7-year grassroots campaign to rescue at-risk urban green space from development which led to success with the parkland protected for the people and wildlife of Burlington to enjoy in perpetuity.
It was during this lengthy campaign that Amy discovered a need for an established voice for the environment for all of Burlington, and thus, in 2007, Amy joined a handful of other local citizens, to form BurlingtonGreen Environmental Association.
Amy loves to continually learn, while applying her multi-faceted experience and dedicated hope for the future to her work and all of her collaborations.